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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag was detected near Port-Olry in Vanuatu



Earthquake location -14.386S, 166.8673WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/04/16 / 2016-04-03 16:04:32 / April 3, 2016 @ 4:04 pm. Unique identifier: us20005ebd. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005ebd. Exact location of event, longitude 166.8673 East, latitude -14.386 South, depth = 35 km. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:04:32 / 3:04 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 92 km (57 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sola. Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 76 km NNW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 166.8673° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -14.386° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 76km NNW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-03 16:04:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-03 19:09:33 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 660 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 340 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.103 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.27 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 118 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20005ebd Id of event.
Event Code 20005ebd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005ebd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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